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    Other News: Make UK National Manufacturing Day (NMD), 26 September 2024

    The third National Manufacturing Day (NMD) will take place on Thursday 26 September 2024.

    Industry trade body Make UK is organising the day and once again we are inviting every manufacturing company across the UK to take part in this national celebration. The idea is simple – you just have to invite local schools, colleges and local communities into your businesses so they can see first-hand the breadth of diverse and well-paid career opportunities on offer.

    Last year, hundreds of businesses took part on the day and found the national celebration day to be a wonderful recruitment tool to fill their vacancies and encourage new talent into the sector. Look at some of the events which took place here: Gallery 2023 | NMD 2024 (

    It’s really simple to sign up –  Get Involved | NMD 2023 (

    All we need is your company name, a simple description of what you do and a contact email – we can help you work out the details of the event in the coming weeks. There are plenty resources and ideas already on our website to help with planning. Find out more here: Home | NMD 2024 ( and we will be adding resources, ideas on how to organise an event in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the website.

    Make UK will again partner with the Department for Education which will publicise the events in all schools, colleges and training centres – the events will be easy to find using the postcode finder on our dedicated website. The Department for Work and Pensions will also display the events in all job centres, while working with companies to arrange bespoke interviews on the day for specific vacancies you may have.

    One hint from last year – invite your local schools and colleges as soon as possible so they can plan your visit into their activity schedules for the year, schools usually plan at least six months in advance. Here is a template letter to help you do this: Manufacturers Resources | NMD 2024 (

    For more information or to speak to the team directly please email

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham